BioG_109_Practice_Final_2007

BioG_109_Practice_Final_2007 - Fall 2007 Biology Learning...

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Unformatted text preview: Fall 2007 Biology Learning Skills Center Concepts of Biology: Analysis, Enrichment, and Review Biological Sciences 009: Section for Non-Biology Majors Allen D. MacNeill, Instructor Practice Final Exam Caution! There is only one correct answer per question! Questions on Concepts Tested on Prelim #1: F.1) Which of the following is the best description of a scientific hypothesis ? …….. a) A tentative guess about the cause of an observable phenomenon …….. b) A statement about a phenomenon which is accepted as absolutely true …….. c) A statement that has been repeatedly tested and has not yet been found to be false …….. d) A law that has been exhaustively tested …….. e) none of the above are correct F.2) Which of the following levels of biological organization is the most inclusive? …….. a) ecosystem …….. b) community …….. c) population …….. d) individual …….. e) cell F.3) Which of the following statements about water is false ? …….. a) water molecules adhere tightly to other water molecules …….. b) living organisms are composed primarily of water …….. c) almost all biochemical reactions take place in the presence of water …….. d) materials such as fats and oils can easily form hydrogen bonds with water …….. e) water covers the majority of the Earth's surface F.4) Which of the following statements about proteins is false ? …….. a) proteins are polymers of amino acids …….. b) proteins can function as catalysts in biochemical reactions …….. c) proteins are large molecules composed of smaller subunits …….. d) proteins generally cannot form hydrogen bonds with water …….. e) proteins can function as structural material, especially in animals F.5) Which of the following statements about the modern system of biological classification is false ? …….. a) It was originally based on the idea that all organisms were created by God …….. b) It was later modified to conform to the theory of descent with modification …….. c) Every living organism can be classified based entirely upon its appearance alone …….. d) It is often based on the ability of organisms to interbreed under natural conditions …….. e) Genetic relationships play a large role in assigning classifications F.6) Which of the following is an example of homology ? …….. a) the wings of insects and the wings of birds …….. b) the arm and hand bones of humans and the wing bones of bats …….. c) the flippers of whales and the fins of squids …….. d) the legs of insects and the legs of humans …….. e) the eyes of squids and the eyes of humans F.7) Cells from which of the following would be most likely to lack cell walls?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course BIO G 109 taught by Professor Winkler,d. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.

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BioG_109_Practice_Final_2007 - Fall 2007 Biology Learning...

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